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Red Devil 50K – Lots of First for this Old Trail Runner

I wanted to write up a quick race report for my recent Red Devil 50K experience. The local Run Wenatchee club in the Cascade mountains of Washington threw a great race, and I recommend it if you want a true challenge. In fact, I find that I learn a number of lessons with every race, [...]

By |2019-06-11T16:46:20+00:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Running|Tags: , |

Dentist Outlasts Field at 2019 Barkley Marathons

Imagine your dentist running around in the woods all weekend, fighting through 60-degree temperature changes, from highs of 80, down to snow and sleet and 20 degrees. Imagine doing this on almost no sleep as they have 60 hours to complete over 100 miles and elevation gains that are equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice.  [...]

By |2019-04-01T12:55:54+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Running|Tags: , |

Destination Trail/Road Races in PA: Camptown Races

If you are looking for a fun, challenging, but not unattainable destination race in the eastern USA, look no further than the Camptown Races in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Located in the tiny town of Camptown, PA, it has the history, the local friendliness and charm, the challenge of a tough trail race combined with a little [...]

By |2018-09-10T16:35:12+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Running|Tags: , |

Wapacking a Punch: The Wapack Trail Race in Torrential Downpour

What makes a person drive 6 hours one way to run a grueling trail race in the pouring rain, only to towel off and drive back right after crossing the finish line. Well, this was the Wapack.  After what has been a very strange running year for me from a health standpoint, I penciled in [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:11+00:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Running|Tags: , |

My 2016 Grand Canyon 50K: Tiny Daggers in my Feet

I planned some time ago to at least try one of the ultra marathons at one of the national parks out west. My wife Karen had always wanted to volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, which is conveniently close to Zion, Bryce Canyon, the North Rim and actually several others. It is [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:18+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Running|Tags: |

My Phirst 50K: Mudding at a Medium Pace

This isn’t about search but is my race report about  my most recent running endeavor. I signed up for my first 50K last fall. It is called the PHUNT race and is scheduled in mid-January so who knows what kind of weather you are going to get. Last year there as a steady sleet and [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:18+00:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Running|Tags: , , |